Loughcrew Hills, Co. Meath, Ireland
Dramatic clouds filled the sky all around, while a spotlight shone down on my patch of hilltop, before moving on to pick out features on the hillside opposite. I love how expressive the trees are in this landscape. The land feels so alive.
This is an ancient landscape, with hilltop chambered cairns, stone circles and earthworks. A place of connections, the circles of time between past and present, spirit and nature, consciousness and man, working deep into our subtle energy structures and our connections within ourselves.
“What you encounter, recognize or discover depends to a large degree on the quality of your approach. Many of the ancient cultures practiced careful rituals of approach. An encounter of depth and spirit was preceded by careful preparation.
When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness and patience to enter that embrace.”
— John O’Donohue ‘Beauty: The Invisible Embrace’